Arthur R Pelham (1909 - 2001)

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Arthur R Pelham
1909 - 2001
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July 20, 1909
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May 19, 2001
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Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida 32607
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Arthur R Pelham was born on July 20, 1909. He died on May 19, 2001 at 91 years old. We know that Arthur R Pelham had been residing in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida 32607.
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Arthur R Pelham passed away on May 19, 2001 at 91 years of age. He was born on July 20, 1909. There is no information about Arthur's immediate family. We know that Arthur R Pelham had been residing in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida 32607.

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In 1909, in the year that Arthur R Pelham was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1946, at the age of 37 years old, Arthur was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1957, when he was 48 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1977, he was 68 years old when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1997, he was 88 years old when on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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